//You know what I’m a bit tired off?//Breaking the fourth wall for immersion.//Like seriously don’t do this? This is the worst way you can immerse people in my eyes.
Let me explain://Breaking the fourth wall works great for jokes or scares but beyond that it isn’t very useful?//I mean this in movies, books, theaters or games it doesn’t really matter.
//Like breaking the fourth wall brings you out of the moment,
done good you are brought back without much trouble but done improperly and it might be hard to be brought back to the world you had imagined as the wall is broken so to speak.
//It is like what if you watched a movie and someone sat next to you explaining the backstory of every area in the movie,
sure you would learn quite a bit but you wouldn’t be as engaged in the movie as the other person is distracting you.
//Breaking the fourth wall is a way to pull someone out of the world that has been built up around them, to point out a flaw or make a joke or to simply unnerve the person being immersed.
This works well as you as an observer of the world isn’t part of it, so no one should be aware of you and thus it can take you by surprise without making the world feel unreal.
//But if you feel you can’t properly show the story unfold or think an important detail is missed out in a scene don’t let any character go “hey you,
person watching did you know that Sarah here is allergic to cats?” or really anything to try to expand upon the world.
//If you try to introduce something through breaking the fourth wall it is generally a sign that you’ve no idea how this could fit in the world naturally (not always as it can be done properly).
//But to put it simple,
the reason you can’t immerse someone through breaking the fourth wall as easily as without doing so is because breaking the fourth wall is meant to take you out of the world and
to stay immersed while being taken out of the world is impossible, it contradicts one another.